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Mr Vikas Kapoor

Mr Vikas Kapoor

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MS (Orth) FRCS FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital, Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Vikas Kapoor at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

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Professional profile

Welcome to my profile, now here's a little about me. I have been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for over 11 years. I chose to be trained in this field by both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, to gain the best possible experience. My basic orthopaedic training was carried out in the Wessex region. My initial spinal training as a spinal fellow was in the south coast in the spinal and neurosurgical unit at Southampton University Hospital one of the largest teaching hospitals in the South of England. I was awarded the national spinal fellowship in the Yorkshire deanery. Here again I was trained by both orthopaedic spine and neurosurgeons. This enabled me to bring into my practice the best of both worlds. My entire clinical practice is now dedicated to Spine as so is my life!!

I am trained to deal with spinal conditions relating to the entire spine including neck upper back and lower back along including conditions relating to the coccyx and sacrococcygeal area. My specialist area within Spine is minimally invasive procedures, micro surgery and deformity. In addition to this I have been regularly training surgeons all over the world on latest techniques in spinal surgery with special emphasis on minimally invasive procedures.

My NHS practice base is at Stepping Hill Hospital (Stockport NHS Foundation trust). Over the last 10 years I have been at the forefront of bringing in latest treatments and technologies to the trust. I also am an honorary consultant at Leeds Spinal neurosurgical unit where I keep abreast with surgery for complex spinal conditions.

I also hold the post of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Edge hill University for my commitments to the MCh Training programme run by the University. As the most senior spinal surgeon in the trust I have been actively involved in reshaping spinal services across the greater Manchester area and I am also the clinical lead for spinal services at Stepping Hill hospital.

Over the years I have developed special interest in minimally invasive (MIS) (key hole) technology procedures like microdiscectomy, minimally invasive spinal and sacroiliac joint fusions, XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion , Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty (cement augmentation of spine). This not only ensures faster recovery for our patients but also has added advantages of less pain after surgery but better cosmesis and faster return to day to day activities. Over the years with improvements in technology and techniques these procedures have become very effective and safe with proven results.

I love travelling and exploring new places around the world. Being a surgeon I have been fortunate to have travelled the world to enhance my skills and share knowledge with surgeon’s around the world with only one goal to give my patients the best possible outcome for their spinal problems.

Over the years I have been invited world over to deliver guest lectures and been a faculty on several courses teaching ad training colleagues and young budding surgeons particularly techniques and tips relating to MIS (Minimally invasive spinal surgery). For reassurance I would like to add that coming to a spinal surgeon for an opinion does not always mean the outcome will be an operation on your spine. In most cases patients do not require spinal surgery. With my extensive experience and teamwork approach working together with specialist physiotherapist teams, chiropractors, pain consultants and other spinal surgeon colleagues I always endeavour to formulate the best treatment plan for my patients.


Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery

My Special clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal procedures, Microdiscetomy, X-stop - interspinous device for spinal stenosis, Vertebroplasty - for spinal fractures, Balloon Kyphoplasty and Low back pain, nerve root compression, spinal injections.

Private contact details

Website http://www.spinaldoc.co.uk
Private secretary Helen
Private secretary fax 01625 501 800
Private secretary email info@spireregency.com

Media Coverage

Read about how the 'Balloon Kyphoplasty' procedure helped a local man get back on his feet after a fall

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Stepping Hill Hospital

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Personal Profile

In my spare time (which a rarely get!) I enjoy family time, keeping fit, badminton & running and I have been known to hit the ski slopes occasionally with an embarrassing technique!

 

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

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